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I wanted to try Debian on my macbook thru a friends persuasion and come to find out that the Debian install erases the ENTIRE drive. Heres my issue.

I now have a Macbook, with Debian on it. I wanted to re-install Leopard. I just moved and came to find out that the moving company never took my box of CD's with them on the truck. BUT WAIT! I made an img (dmg I beleive) of the cd first as I do with all my important cd's incase of damage. YAY! no.

Debian will not read the img.

And to make matters worse, the Macbook is the only PC I have that will burn a DVD+R D/L. =(

I need some help trying to get this to work. Am I just A--ed out? I have heard of installing thru an Ipod, which I have a 30g one laying around, but the instructions say that I need to make it possible thru OSX First. ughh.

As of right now, the poor Macbook just sits there collecting dust.
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Well... wherever your box of CDs is at... have them shipped to you. Problem solved.


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Captain Obvious strikes again.

I wish it were that simple.
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Either have them shipped or buy a new copy of the OS. Since you will not be able to use the image copy you made, because the image copy is not bootable.

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ok, that makes more sence, thanks, Ill have to visit the local Apple store. Thanks.
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